Rothko Untitled (No. 4)
Mark Rothko, No.4,1964, National Gallery of Art, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc.,1986.43.152

With some exceptions, the darkened palette continued to dominate Rothko's work well into the 1960s. He developed a painstaking technique of overlaying colors until, in the words of art historian Dore Ashton, "his surfaces were velvety as poems of the night."


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